Autistic Teen Doused with Urine in a Twisted ALS Challenge
In a shocking incident, a 15-year old autistic boy was doused with urine and other body fluids after being led to believe he was taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
In a video of the event, the student who goes to Bay High School in Ohio, is seen standing in front of a driveway with his underwear, when a bucket of foul looking liquid is poured on him. The act was videotaped on the teen's phone and later uploaded to the internet. The parents of the boy were shocked when they saw the video on their son's phone, AJC reported.
Bay Village Police have taken cognizance of the act and are calling it an offence. Charges are likely to be pressed against the juveniles who were involved.
"To me, it's reprehensible ... that these kids would take advantage of a vulnerable teenager," Bay Village police chief Mark Spaetzel told ABC News. The school authorities are also said to be working with the police to identify the culprits.
"The Bay Village Schools community is heartsick over the cruel actions taken against one of our special needs students. The student and family targeted by this act have our utmost sympathy, and we will work to let this student know that we care very much about his well-being," School Superintendent Clint Keener told ABC News.
Though the video has been shared more than once on the internet, the time or location of the prank is yet to be learnt. The police at this stage are also unaware of the identities of those who committed the act.
Meanwhile, the teen's family in an interview said they would like to see those who tricked their son, brought to book.
"The ice bucket challenge is meant to raise awareness for this disease and now they've turned it into a sick joke. I just can't understand why kids would do something this cruel," the victim's mother told Daily Mail.